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A Renewed Mind, a division of OhioGuidestone, held their 17th annual Kaleidoscope breakfast earlier this month in Toledo.
The event raised important funds for our programs and services in Northwest Ohio.
Currents, Ohio’s first social network, recently highlighted our incredibly successful Evolution Gala in their monthly publication.
The event, twice delayed due concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, raised more than $700,000 to support our programs and services.
We were so honored to have WKYC 3 News as our Media Sponsor for the 2021 Evolution Gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Thanks to attendees and donors, we were able to raise more than $700,000 for our programs and services.
Meteorologist and Anchor Betsy Kling was the Emcee for the evening, and Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins
provided some amazing entertainment, along with her band the Whiskey Kings!
We are so excited for our upcoming Evolution Gala on September 25th, celebrating so many important individuals who help make an impact in our agency every day.
A discussion with Kichler Lighting’s Dave Bagnall for this donor spotlight. He serves as Head of Talent & Culture, Vice President of Human Resources.
Q. How long have you been with Kichler Lighting and what is your role?
A. I lead the HR function at Kichler Lighting, which includes recruitment, training, employee engagement, diversity, community outreach, and total rewards. I serve on the company executive leadership team and report to the President. I have been at Kichler for less than a year, but I came from another company that is part of the same enterprise.
Q. What was your first impression of OhioGuidestone and the work being done by the agency?
A. We were looking for a local partner doing practical work to help those in need. My team brought up OhioGuidestone as a potential partner and I was impressed with the impact that you were having in the local community.
Q. What values does Kichler share with OhioGuidestone?
A. We are committed to helping our employees find their potential by giving each other both challenges and support. I believe that aligns well to the philosophy of OhioGuidestone.
Q. Kichler became a donor partner during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell us how important it was to help OhioGuidestone continue providing services.
A. It was critical! The spark to our partnership was as much about timing as other factors; in the height of the pandemic and lockdowns, we saw our local communities suffering and people in great need. We have worked hard together to build a strong company, and we wanted to use our resources to help meet those needs. Our path to helping was to find partnerships with those already connected in the community and OhioGuidestone has been a great partner in that work.
Q. Since becoming a partner with OhioGuidestone, Kichler’s commitment has continued to grow. What’s behind this thriving partnership?
A. Our goal since the beginning was to not only provide financial support but also to find opportunities for our employees to serve. That aligns to our company culture; we want to serve each other and the local communities where we live and work. If there are needs at OhioGuidestone and our other partners, we want to find creative ways to meet those needs together.
Q. Kichler has also been a strong supporter of our Workforce 360° programs – what about that area is most appealing to the company?
A. We saw this program as a way that our employees could use their expertise to help to others. It was a straightforward way to connect our teams’ abilities to those who could benefit from those experiences.
Q. How important is it to help participants develop and build work skills through our programming?
A. Our experience has been that many people have the potential to be successful in the workforce but they are sometimes missing key skills to get a good start. Programs like Workforce 360° can give those people the space they need to thrive in a job they enjoy.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to share about the work being done at Kichler and the partnership with OhioGuidestone?
A. I’m still new to Kichler, but I am excited to see us developing new relationships with community partners. I look forward to finding ways that Kichler and OhioGuidestone can work together!
As domestic violence cases rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, many survivors are forced to choose between escaping dangerous situations and their pets. But thanks to a generous grant from Purina and RedRover, OhioGuidestone has been able to renovate one of our domestic violence shelters to accommodate individuals and their pets through the Purple Leash Program.
Click here to read more about the Purple Leash Program grant.
We are so grateful to the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation for helping us further our mission.
Read the story here from The Times-Reporter.
Our Junior Board has been coming up with creative ways to support OhioGuidestone during this challenging time. In April, they spearheaded a positivity parade with the Berea Police and Corvette Cleveland to bring cheer to the kids on our Residential Treatment Campus. They even sponsored a taco bar from Baldwin Wallace University for the entire campus (kids and staff)! In June, they held a successful fundraiser with Jo Jo Carloni’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, raising $582.35 for OhioGuidestone.
The Junior Board is looking for new members! They meet virtually every third Monday of the month and would love to have new young professionals join the group. Please contact OhioGuidestonejb@gmail.com for more information.
OhioGuidestone is among the winners of a recent Google.org Impact Challenge Ohio Grant, with the potential to be awarded even more funding through an online vote.
Here is the report from Crain’s Cleveland Business.
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